Save last URL which triggered rule

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Save last URL which triggered rule

Postby Erunno » Tue May 19, 2009 4:54 pm

Hi Wladimir,

it would be useful to me if Adblock Plus could optionally save the last site/url which triggered a rule. Sometimes I create generic filter rules which I later want to propose for inclusion in EasyList. Problem is that I can't always find an exemplary site which demonstrates both the ad as well as the how the filter blocks it. This, of course, can be achieved by using the time a rule was last triggered and Firefox' history but I wouldn't mind a slightly more comfortable way, especially if it would be easy to add to ABP.

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Postby Wladimir Palant » Fri May 22, 2009 9:09 am

I considered this several times already - but this has privacy implications. Some people are already concerned that Adblock Plus saves number of filter hits and this isn't cleared together with private data, here we would be storing visited URLs which would be really concerning.
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Postby Erunno » Fri May 22, 2009 10:43 am

I have no idea how the hit counter is currently implemented in ABP, but at the top of my head I'm thinking that an opt-in scheme should appease people who have justified privacy concerns as long as no privacy related data is created.
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Postby Wladimir Palant » Fri May 22, 2009 10:51 am

I don't really like opt-in schemes because they are hard to discover - people rarely know where to look for them. But let's consider this option and think more about it...
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Re: Save last URL which triggered rule

Postby pihentagy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:38 pm

I don't really like opt-in schemes because they are hard to discover - people rarely know where to look for them. But let's consider this option and think more about it...


Well, they should not be discovered by adblock users, it would be a cool addition for adblock list developers.
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Re: Save last URL which triggered rule

Postby smithmosan » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:41 pm

my history is remove automatically what i do?
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